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‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’: A Less Than Royal Film

Cate BlanchettWhen Cate Blanchett blazed onto the big screen as Queen Elizabeth I nine years ago, Hollywood couldn’t help but to take notice. She commanded royally, earning an Oscar nomination and much acclaim for her role as England’s 16th century monarch. Elizabeth has long been a character of fascination to historians and ordinary people, the daughter of Henry VIII and a woman who led in a time when most females followed. But that doesn’t guarantee Blanchett will lead at the box office, and early reviews are unflattering, to say the least.

showcases the queen during a later period of rule, a hectic time that sees Elizabeth battling for supremacy against the frightening Spanish Armada, and Queen of Scots Mary Stuart. Elaborate sets and costumes give viewers plenty of eye candy in the Golden Age, but the timid approach to bold subject matter is sure to turn audiences off. Blanchett is nearing forty, though The Golden Age portrays a Queen beyond the age of 50. The movie, at least, offers some true historical accuracy – and if it didn’t, I would be the first one to start hollering. Elizabeth was a Protestant in a time when England wasn’t so hip to changing religious trends, a woman who defied convention and the Pope to rule her people the way she desired. This caused a clash between England’s Queen and her own cousin Mary Stuart, the devoutly Catholic Queen of Scotland. The imprisonment and subsequent execution of Mary Stuart has long been a stain on England’s history, and a famous fable that has been re-told countless times. Stuart was the mother of James, who would become King James I of England and the man who brought the Bible to the common folk.

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Cate Blanchett to Reprise Royal Role

Cate Blanchett  Joining a very elite group of actresses, will reprise the role that pushed her into the mega-star category back in 1998. Almost ten years after her original performance as Queen Elizabeth I of England, Blanchett will star in Elizabeth: The Golden Years. Clive Owen and Geoffrey Rush will co-star in the flick, which will depict the controversial clash between England’s Queen and Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary Stewart is one of the most interesting characters in history, but there’s a good chance Blanchett will drown out any other female performer who shares the screen with her. As Elizabeth, Blanchett won the Golden Globe and receive an Oscar nomination for her well-loved portrayal. Will the Golden Years prove to be Blanchett’s chance for winning gold as Elizabeth?

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Jennifer Hudson Joins ‘Sex And The City’ Movie

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: New Line, Adaptation, Comedy, Casting,

Jennifer Hudson is proving (to many jealous women out there) that her career did not peak with a silly little .  The winner has now been cast in the big screen version of .

The former contestant will be joining , Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis in the Big Apple.  After months of talk, production on the show-turned film will finally begin next week. 

While plot details have yet been leaked, we do know that Jennifer will play Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant (Louise).  Any guesses out there as to what that means?  Did Carrie become a full-time writer at Vogue?  Does this mean she will actually be working outside of her apartment…in an office?

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The 2007 Academy Awards

Oscars Want to know what happened on the biggest night of year for the movie business?  Can’t be bothered to actually watch the show yourself?  Hate the thought of being clueless around the water cooler tomorrow?

Well feel free to exploit our wasted time and energy and follow along with our live coverage of the Oscars!

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